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Short Story Writing Group

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Short Story Writing Group

Short Story Writing Group

Title: Short Story Writing Group

Description: Critique group for short story writers

Date: 26-11-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

 

 

The Short Story Writing Group grew out of a MadLab and Comma Press course in short story writing, but anyone who writes short stories is welcome to join. We meet monthly to workshop one story by each member. Criticism is gentle and honest, and we’re always excited to see how a story grows and changes as a result. Sometimes there are biscuits.

Stories in any genre are welcome, and we’ll read flash fiction, nearly-novellas and everything in between. Anyone wanting to improve their work is welcome, and you don’t have to submit a story to join in.

Contact shortstoryworkshop@gmail.com to get your paws on the stories and submit your biscuit preferences.

 

 

Short Story Writing Group

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Short Story Writing Group

Short Story Writing Group

Title: Short Story Writing Group

Location: New Art Spaces, Federation House (see below for directions)

Description: Critique group for short story writers

Date: 29-10-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

 

 

 

The Short Story Writing Group grew out of a MadLab and Comma Press course in short story writing, but anyone who writes short stories is welcome to join. We meet monthly to workshop one story by each member. Criticism is gentle and honest, and we’re always excited to see how a story grows and changes as a result. Sometimes there are biscuits.

Stories in any genre are welcome, and we’ll read flash fiction, nearly-novellas and everything in between. Anyone wanting to improve their work is welcome, and you don’t have to submit a story to join in.

Contact shortstoryworkshop@gmail.com to get your paws on the stories and submit your biscuit preferences.

Directions to New Art Spaces (Federation House):

With the MadLab building on your left, walk down to the end of Edge Street and turn left onto High Street. Take the next right on to Thomas Street and walk all the way to the end of the road towards Shudehill. At the end of the street, cross over and turn left towards Shudehill tram stop. Turn right on to the tram stop platform and walk down towards The Printworks. Turn right at the end of the stop onto Danztic Street. New Art Spaces (Federation House) is on your left and the MadLab entrance is through the big black gates. There will be someone from MadLab there to greet you!

Want a map? Here you go:

To find out more about why we’re temporarily relocating, and for a step-by-step Street View walk-through, click here. If you’ve got any questions about the new venue, please email office@madlab.org.uk.

GosuCup

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
GosuCup

GosuCup

Title: GosuCup
Location: MadLab, 42 Edge Street

Description: A Hearthstone Tournament & Fireside Gathering

This is an externally organised event.

 

Date: 29-11-2014
From 10:30 to 17:30

 

 

Doors open: 10:30am

Tournament: 11:00am – 5:30pm

Gathering: 12:30pm-5:30pm

 

Compete for awesome prizes from Razer!

New tournament format: “Duel”

Win prizes in our “Gimmick Deck Challenge”

And meet other Hearthstone fans!

 

For details on how to enter visit: http://www.tryingtobegosu.com/gosu-cup-registration/

 

Not been to MadLab before? We’re here:

 

Next gen apps, PaaS Hackathon

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
PaaS Hackathon

PaaS Hackathon

Title: Next gen apps, PaaS Hackathon

Description: Build an app using Progress® Rollbase® & Win £1,000!

Dates: 23 / 24-10-2014
From 09:00 to 17:00

Reserve your place

 

 

 

 

What is this hackathon about?

Use Progress’s Pacific RollBase, build and deploy effective solutions for your business. Developers will get a chance to win amazing prizes over 4K and get to work on exciting projects during a two day hackathon. Pacific RollBase is a PaaS offered by Progress Software.We will have experts and sessions to cover the basics on getting started with Pacific RollBase on October 23rd & 24th, 2014.

The attendees will be split into competing teams, with developers working alongside local companies to create these cloud-based applications that could be used alongside next year’s Rugby World Cup. These could include live scores, ticketing or fixture trackers. Progress experts will be on hand to cover the basics and get everyone started with the Rollbase solution while Sparta Digital will be working with businesses to help identify each company’s own unique requirements.

Register and grab a slot now for this event. We have limited entry. Make sure you get a ticket before we are sold out!

What do I get from this hackathon?

  • Meet co-ideators and developers in the community.
  • We will give out t-shirts and freebies to all the participants.
  • Lunch and snacks will be provided.
  • Winners get a prize package of £1000 from Progress and also a start-up kit from Sparta Digital worth £3,000.
  • All the participants will get user accounts on Progress platform to build web and mobile applications and a special one month free trial.

What can you build with Pacific?

Companies that choose Progress Rollbase can enable their users’ autonomy in choice of device, while protecting the integrity of corporate data on those devices. Today Progress Rollbase powers a diverse array of business applications in areas ranging from:

CRM – Payroll and Human Resources – Legal – Automotive – Mortgages and Loan Processing- Local and National Government – And More.

Progress® Rollbase® is the rapid application development core of Progress® Pacific™. Rollbase enables the development and delivery of mobile and cloud-based business applications using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools with minimal coding. Rollbase delivers on the promise of rapid application development (RAD), making application creation much faster than traditional software development methods.

More information here: http://www.progress.com/products/rollbase

Sparta Digital, a Systems Integrator of Progress, is an integrated IT and digital marketing agency, Sparta Digital offers cloud based marketing solutions to accomplish business objectives whether it is increasing marketing ROI, brand loyalty, website visits or sales conversions. We are specialists in developing CRM platforms, web and mobile applications, CMS and m-commerce solutions for both private and public sector that are user focused. www.spartadigital.co.uk

AGENDA

Thursday, 23rd October, 2014

9:30 AM – Registration
10:00 AM – Introduction & Rules

“Harnessing the Power of Cloud” by Zulf Choudhary

Zulf Choudhary is the CEO of Sparta Digital. He is also the chairman of the Manchester Inventors Group and campaigns for digital inclusion.

“Getting Started with PROGRESS PACIFIC” by Conor & David

David martin is the Partner Manager, Cloud & PaaS, EMEA North at Progress Software. He is also an ardent supporter of the start-up community here in Greater Manchester.

11:00 AM – Hackathon Kicks off…

05:00 PM – End of Day 1

Friday, 24th October, 2014

09:30 AM – Introduction for day 2

“How can GM SMEs benefit from rapid application development?” by John Keys, Digital Development Officer – Business at Manchester Digital Development Agency of Manchester City Council, he is passionate about helping local businesses make full use of web technologies.

10:00 AM – Hackathon continues

02:00 PM – Presentation of Apps

04:00 PM – Award Prizes

PRIZES

  • Prize package of £1000 from Progress
  • Start-up Kit of £3000 value added digital services from SPARTA

BENEFITS (To all participants)

  • T Shirts + Freebies + Snacks + Beverages
  • Special one month free trial on Progress Rollbase

Presenting Sponsors: Progress

Powered by: Sparta Digital, Manchester Informatics – University of Manchester , Manchester Inventors Group, MadLab

Promoting Sponsors: Manchester Libraries , Manchester Digital Development Agency – MDDA , Manchester Digital, DataGM & OpenDataManchester

MadLab in Salford

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Yep. It’s true. We’re opening up ANOTHER MADLAB! This time, in Salford, where we’ll be putting on lots of new events and projects, opening our doors to Salford-based community groups and offering out some beautiful hotdesking space.

We’re moving into an old bank on Chapel Street.

More precisely, this big white building below:

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